Mercedes Beating BMW in Thefts, But Not Sales According to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most stolen luxury vehicle in the United States.
According to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most stolen luxury vehicle in the United States. Focusing on 2010-2012 model year luxury vehicles, the NICB got its data from the National Crime Information Center Database, which also list Mercedes’ E-Class and S-Class on the top 10 list at fourth place and tenth place respectively.
Not surprisingly Mercedes’ cross-country rival BMW has also made the list, with the 3-Series taking the place of second most-stolen vehicle, and the 5-Series taking sixth. Also on the top 10 list were the Infiniti G, Cadillac CTS, Lincoln MKZ, Acura TSX, and Lexus IS.
The report showed a total of 4,384 stolen cars during the examined period, and of those 713 have never been recovered. There the numbers are a little bit different, with the Infiniti G taking the top spot for most unrecovered stolen vehicles at 83- however, Mercedes still takes the second and third spots there as well, the E-Class with 80 unrecovered thefts, and the C-Class with 78.
The report also noted that California was the state with the most luxury vehicle thefts, while South Dakota and Wyoming had the least.
Source: LeftLane News